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S. Sudan: tribal fighting displaces thousands as Lou-Nuer youth attacks Pibor

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March 3rd 2020 (Nyamilepedia) – Thousands of people have been displaced is different areas in Jonglei state as Lou-Nuer armed youth attacks neighboring Pibor, several residents and some humanitarian organizations said.

The Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said it had treated over 28 wounded people in the last two weeks in a primary healthcare centre in Pibor town.

“We continue to receive some wounded in Pibor, many people are arriving in other health facilities, and many more are likely to have been unable to reach a health centre,” the MSF said in a statement.

The statement said the humanitarian organization suspended activities in two areas of Pibor Administrative Area due to offensive which is currently underway.

“At the same time, we have suspended activities in our two primary healthcare units in the towns of Gumuruk and Lekongole – which have been abandoned by people fleeing the clashes – and we are focusing our efforts on addressing the most urgent needs in Pibor,” the statement said.

Several residents have confirmed that they have left Plmany areas of Pibor as the Lou-Nuer youth continue to attack several villages in Pibor.

“We received information from the community at 2am that we needed to leave immediately,” says Nassam, a resident from Lekongole recently displaced with his family. “We walked the whole night and by 4pm the next day we arrived in Pibor.”

“On the road there were many children and women,” Nassam says. “When we ran, we left everything as I had to carry my father. I was even robbed of my clothes and a small amount of money on my journey to Pibor.”

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